Thursday, December 30, 2010

First Annual Schneider/Pace Xmas Party!

Here are some of the  photos from my digital taken at our first Xmas party a few weeks before Xmas, there are only a few because most of mine were taken with my "real" camera and haven't been developed yet...but promised I  will get to that soon...wanted to attempt to catch you up...or should I say GET ME caught up with sharing the holidays here at my new digs....enjoy!  Hope your holiday season has been joyful and to you all, juner

Greeting from Jim and Sue...(my only friend..inside joke)

Lisa's Birthday Surprise!!!  That's me with the cake in case you are wondering.

Very Best Friend for Ray, Mark and a good friend Byron

Later with a little jam session, and what is left of the food..which was none by the end of the night

Dear Friend Duane                                        

Blurry shot of whold room...but like the effect anyway....later

Monday, December 13, 2010


 Okay, here I am catching up with you again...but this should be the last time I have to do this as everything is finally slowing down to a small roar over here...FINALLY!   So I will post two blogs today, the first is my new family and me (an EXTREMELY exhausted, tired and worn out me, but me none the less) searching for the perfect trees...yes, I said trees.   We decided to put two up this year as we have a den with a pool table and I pretty much live in there while I need some time to myself to watch a tv show or I wanted atmosphere.  So we let Case and his girlfriend Taylor choose a smaller tree...if you can call five foot smaller and then Ray and I...well everyone got involved truth be told...went in hunt of the main tree...a huge ten footer!!   So here is our outing up to the tree farm and even though it was cold and drizzling...we had the best day ever!

photo op!

Look at which one?

another photo op

Someone took this photo and it wasn't me...

Watching the Raiders (in my jersey)  and trimming the tree...what could be better?!

A beauty from across the room!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I'm not quite sure how to catch up with you's been way too long!   This move in has taken ALL my time AND energy, but it is finally seeing some light.
So to re-cap my adventures for you in a few brief pics and words....

This is one lovely break day at Glass Beach

We ran off to see Willie camera was low on batteries, so all I got was this two second video...what an icon...he was great!  just press the arrow, I believe you will see it...

Then we went to the HOT ROD Show down by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with Ray's best friend Mark...super hot day...loads of people on the beach and the boardwalk and all the rides and attractions were full to capacity....but again, tons of fun!

And in the middle of all of this I am redoing a clients very tiny will have to wait for the results...just like they are....soon

I found this old Harley Sportster buried away on the property, here at Casa de Schneider/Pace...and am very very happy since I've wanted one of these for as long as I can remember...I am going to refurbish and rebuild the whole thing by myself...of course my dad and a friend of Ray's dad, Julius, who is a Harley mechanic will be on the sidelines...wish me luck.

These are the new walls in our master bath...the brown on the casings will be  morphed into antique gold by the time I'm looks like mossy suede up close, I just realized you really can't see the detail in this photo of all the dark inclusions and such, but I'll get that handled soon...can't wait to show you all the befores and afters of the whole house....if I ever finish!!

Oh, then Julius decided to take a face splat on the pavement one turns out that his medication was incorrect and  he passed  out and landed square on his face...ambulance took him and  we spent eight hours in emergency...Julius is 91 and as alert as anyone I no worries, he is back to tip top shape and working in the garage right now attempting to figure out an electrical problem we have...he's the best!

And this is a chandelier I saw one day that I really like...

So as I said...loads of work and fun being had by art work happening right now, although all the special paint effects I am working on for both myself and my client do constitute art in my books....hope to update you all in the very near future on all the work in the house....holidays are coming and I can't wait to share the tree and decorations with you all...thx for you patience with me about my lack of keeping everything up to,  juner

Sunday, September 26, 2010


So it's been a month since I wrote to you all...sorry about that, but moving is all consuming.  Things are going along well...soooo much prep work before moving all my stuff in.  Nearly there...just wanted to tease you again with a couple photos of some of the light fixtures in the house.  Both Ray and I are mad about lighting and sconces...who knew a man could love rusted iron so much?!  So for your viewing enjoyment...some of the special pieces in our home together...oh, and once I'm completely in I will start updating you on all the big changes I have made with paint and such....and maybe I will actually get back to my art again...geez!!   ps. the top one is almost two foot from tip to's spectacular!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


So remember that guy I was introduced to through OWOH and Abigail from Montana, back in the beginning of February?.....Well he, Ray, invited me to come live with him and his youngest son, Case, and I said yes!  So we are under mass clean up and painting, constructing, consolidating, and you know the rest....his home was not finished and has been untouched for ten years..needless to say, it needs a little lovin and a woman's touch...and I'm just the girl to do it!...keep you posted on all the changes as we go along....but here is one to pique your interest...this is the breakfast nook off the was yellow, now it is not..ha ha...this will become my studio/room. I've done green and blue stripes separated by antique metallic gold pin stripe, all done by hand, no tape! The white will be gone completely by the time I'm done aging the wood casing and ceiling beams.
The home is French country, with big black barn wood tongue and groove floor boards...I'll be adding my flavor of Tunisia and Morocco and old world Italian with a lot of aged gold wood...ha! that's me, what can I say...eclectic!  Oh, and the stone heart is in the center of the pathway leading up to the front door...this place is magic and I'm with the guy who made is so sweet.  He and his son have welcomed me with opened arms and it's just the best feeling ever to become part of this very loving family (his dad, Julius is beyond terrific, as are his daughter, Mekenzie and oldest son, Calhan, not to mention his sister Joy and Aunt Bea) happy am I right now!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Well, this was too much fun!  We went to the Paul Masson Winery in the lush and exclusive mountain community of Saratoga on Saturday night to see Michael McDonald.  I hadn't realized until we got there that his opening act was none other than Chaka Khan!! Wow! What a show!  But the place is so spectacular I can't even begin to share.  It's the old winery that was  built in 1905 as a chateaux... it has these massive doors and the most exquisite building and the stage was built in front of this structure.  The outdoor amphitheater holds maybe a thousand or so, would be my guess...and the view of San Jose on the backside of the mountain was simple breathtaking.  Too bad  I couldn't get a decent photo of that for you...but I do have some of the main attraction...Rock On!!  JUNER

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My girlfriend Sue asked me to age down this huge plaster plaque she bought, (yes, those are my toes in the photo, BIG plaque).  She wanted it subtle color and here's how it ended up....had so much fun with this one, just thought I would share the outcome.  It's much more visible color wise, with yellow, blue, green and pink, in person, but you can get the idea from here...the first pic is to show the original look and color before I completely covered it in ivory...then I went to work and here are some close ups of the finished piece...enjoy!

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's